Cloughton - Ravenscar - Robin Hood's Bay

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For those walking the Cleveland Way, this walk constitutes the third section. For day-walkers, the regular 93 service provides the return leg of this walk. You can park either in Robin Hood's Bay or in Cloughton, but the walk begins in Cloughton. We walk quickly to the coast and from here, the whole walk is along the stunning cliffs which comprise this part of the East Coast. Don't forget to look behind you - the view back to Scarborough Castle is excellent.

The first stop along the way is at the National Trust's Hayburn Wyke. This is a lovely area of broad-leaved woodland that leads down to a stony-beached cove. An idyllic spot to stop for a short rest, ready for a couple of climbs that lead you up to Petard Point and the high cliffs leading to Ravenscar. Here, there are two good opportunities for refreshment. The first is a well-signposted tea shop at the southern edge of the village (Waymark 08) and the second is a National Trust shop at the northern end (Waymark 11).

As you walk along the cliffs near Ravenscar, you can look across to Robin Hood's Bay. It seems very close, but it's still 3.5 miles away and even though it's a long way below our current position, we still have much climbing to do. This climbing is in the form of ascents from two coves - Stoupe Beck and Boggle Hole and also the climb up from Robin Hood's Bay to the car park / bus stop. However, you'll want to make time to explore this delightful little fishing village before leaving.

Dog-walkers, please note the presence of the occasional dog-unfriendly stile.

England - North England - Yorkshire - Coast

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Birds, Cafe, Castle, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Great Views, National Trust, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, Sea, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife, Woodland
01/04/2011 - Walkingworld Administrator

Our thanks to Stephen Abbott for supplying the photograph to replace the blank at WP2. Adrian (Admin)

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